containerized freight

700,000 prophylactics yanked from cargo container

You just can't discount the humor in some cargo thefts -- long as, of course, it's not your load getting boosted. While in the cases of the zoo-bound camels and tiger heisted in Quebec or the stolen load of green highlighters in South Carolina there was at least a probability, albeit a small one, that a reader may have felt picked on, I feel pretty certain no one reading this post was the victim of ...

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Intermodal hits record high

Intermodal transport’s share of U.S. long-haul truck traffic reached record highs in the first quarter of 2010, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market share highs. Intermodal’s share of U.S. long-haul (550-plus miles) movements of international and domestic containerized freight in the first quarter of 2010 was about 13.5 percent. “This marks the fourth consecutive share increase for intermodal,” said Lawrence Gross, FTR senior ...

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Report: Intermodal hits record high

Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market share highs in first quarter.

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You gotta know when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em

Anyone who’s been to an intermodal port or seen the container ships that serve them knows there is no shortage of big colored boxes being stacked like giant Lego walls. They’re also shuffled all over the place, too often empty due to global imbalances in world trade. That deadhead costs the industry $7 billion a year, experts say. The Wall Street Journal reports, with an enviable headline, “Foldable Shipping Containers Try to Stack Up,” on a ...

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Survey: Intermodal transport gains

Intermodal transport increased market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2009, reaching a new high.

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